The French Tech Ticket is a programme designed for entrepreneurs from all over the world who want to launch their startups in France. Its second call for applications just closed with a selection of 70 foreign projects. The French Tech Ticket encourages foreign entrepreneurs to create startups in France with the goal of attracting international talent, sharing entrepreneurial cultures, and creating the conditions in the company for international growth. In 2017, 8,150 projects were submitted from 100 countries, which shows a real interest in this programme.
The French Tech Ticket offers funding of €45,000 per project to cover professional expenses. Successful participants will join one of the 41 partner incubators throughout France for a term of 12 months. They will be monitored and assisted by experts. Three projects involving Canadians have been selected.
Uconekt Inc. is one of the Canadian winners and is focused on Biometrics and Security. The founders are Stephen COUCHMAN and Vincent Rudranauth RAMOUTAR. They chose to work at the Fast Forward Normandy Incubator (Normandy French Tech). Uconekt’s products are personal identity devices with multi-factor authentication on certified hardware. These products will protect the user’s personal identity portable devices (smartphones, tablets, and computers). You can find more information on the company’s website www.uconekt.com.